As foodservice operators struggled to find a glimmer of light at the end of our long recessionary tunnel, lawmakers in 2009 grappled with a list of vital legislative issues, a number of which could have long-term ramifications for the industry.President Barack Obama and the Democrat-controlled Congress said they wouldn’t hesitate to confront complex and controversial issues—particularly given the looming 2010 elections, which potentially could erode the Democratic majorities in both houses. ...

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